Chiefs rout Raiders 40-9 to seize AFC West control
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Patrick Mahomes threw for a touchdown and ran for a touchdown, Juan Thornhill returned a pick 46 yards for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the bumbling Oakland Raiders 40-9 on Sunday to seize control of the AFC West. LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson also had TD runs for the Chiefs (8-4), who took a two-game lead over the Raiders by finishing off a season sweep. That means Kansas City can clinch a fourth straight division title with a win over New England and an Oakland loss to Tennessee next weekend.Oakland (6-6) sure didn't play like a team fighting for a piece of the division lead.
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OAKLAND — When it was over, after the home team collapsed in crunch time to drop a fourth consecutive game, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr trekked to the Black Hole.
Carr wanted to say farewell to a few members of the Raiders Nation that he has shared some Coliseum memories with, a gesture that was noble enough after the final home game on Sunday closed the book on a dominant chapter in the franchise’s history.
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The Oakland Raiders , a storied and renegade franchise, are preparing to say farewell to their Bay Area fans (again). The team ’s wild ride began in 1960 Raiders fans still loved their Silver and Black, but that didn’t stop them from venting. “ Raider Nation in Oakland was totally different than Raider Nation
They deserved better .” Indeed, this was the latest mayoral statement in a string of NFL franchise relocations . The Raiders have no care about their fans and the attachment they have developed over many years to the team . The Raider owner has no doubt enjoyed being feted and given the red
As Carr approached the stands behind the south end zone, the fans booed.
They booed heartily. And keeping with Black Hole character, they booed even more when he jogged away after a brief visit.
How fitting. Sure enough, the Raiders were shut out in the second half by the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carr was outplayed down the stretch by rookie Gardner Minshew.
“What’s new?” Carr said of the boos in the aftermath of. “When we don’t win, that’s going to happen. Trust me, it’s nothing under my skin. It’s nothing new.”
Yet this seemingly had a deeper meaning than the typical booing.
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As the Raiders prepare to leave Oakland again, Mark Davis reminisces
On Sunday, the Raiders will play their last game ever in Oakland, for the second time. They left in 1981, returned in 1995, and they’ll now leave again. This time for Las Vegas. “The Raiders and Oakland grew up together,” Raiders owner Mark Davis told Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area on Friday. “We [more]They left in 1981, returned in 1995, and they’ll now leave again. This time for Las Vegas.
“These fans have a good time though and it was fun to ruin that for them .” [+] Oakland Raiders fans after the go ahead touchdown by Chris Conley #18 during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum on December 15, 2019 in Oakland , California.
If the Raiders don’t re-up their lease in Oakland , it would force them to look elsewhere for a Every city in the country would be financially better off without a sports team . Every time a team leaves, it The Raiders could give the city a billion dollars and not one average citizen of the city would ever see
The Raiders (6-8) wilted on a day when so many of the franchise’s legends – Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, Fred Biletnikoff, Jim Plunkett and Charles Woodson were all in the house – returned to mark the farewell with what was supposed to be a victory lap.
With so much electricity in the air – the appreciation flowing inexplicably, even though the team is headed to Las Vegas with the potential of bursting team owner Mark Davis’ pockets with cash – the Raiders found a way to prick a pin in the balloon.
How embarrassing. It’s why Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he was sorry. Why rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby stood in a solemn locker room bemoaning the “sucky” feeling. Why Carr left the place angry. Woodson simply said, “It was hard, man.”
They all knew. The fans – some of the most passionate in the NFL – deserved better. Especially on a day when they ignited up the “Al Fire,” the commemorative flame that pays homage to the late founder, Al Davis, for the last time in Oakland.
Why the Raiders are leaving Oakland for Las Vegas
The Raiders’ Week 15 game against the Jaguars will be their last in Oakland.Founded as a member of the American Football League in 1960, the Raiders played in Oakland for 22 seasons before moving to Los Angeles in 1982. The team returned to Oakland in 1995, but now it’s packing up to relocate for a third time.
'Sad to see Oakland fans lose their team because one of America's richest men greedily held a cash-strapped city hostage for public funds,' the New York Both franchises play at MetLife Stadium, which is in New Jersey. De Blasio's comments came after Schaaf said Raiders fans deserved better in a
Oakland Raiders fans react after a play against the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. The team ’s lease with the Oakland -Alameda County Coliseum expires after this season, and the team ’s proposed stadium in Las Vegas will not be ready until at least the 2020 season.
But how quickly did the party turn to trash. Literally.
By the end of the game, the south end zone was littered with garbage that delivered the same type of message that would later rain on Carr. Never mind the several dozen security guards that began lining the perimeter of the field in the third quarter, preparing for madness. Someone from the Black Hole hurled nachos that hit the target. The stuff was splattered in the end zone. Message sent.
They’ve seen better days round here. But just not many in the past 25 years, as one cynical, long-time scribe pointed out, given the ineptitude that has enveloped the Raiders product on the field.
You know the Jaguars loved how this all went down on Sunday. Minshew, who threw two TDs to Chris Conley in the final 5 minutes and 15 seconds, said he “probably saw more middle fingers today than I have in my whole life.”
The Jaguars (5-9) were intent to feed on all that.
“We wanted to spoil the party,” Jacksonville defensive end Calais Campbell told USA TODAY Sports. “We knew what the history here meant. But there’s nothing worse than being the guy getting beat when they show the history of the last game in the stadium. We wanted to be sure they will show us in a good light with that history.”
Jaguars spoil final Oakland game with 20-16 win over Raiders
The Jacksonville Jaguars spoiled the final scheduled game at the Oakland Coliseum by beating the Raiders 20-16 on Sunday. The Raiders (7-7) broke out to a 16-3 lead and appeared comfortably ahead before falling apart in the closing minutes to put a damper on an already somber day in Oakland.BOX SCORE: JAGUARS 20, RAIDERS 16RELATED: Ugly scene unfolds in OaklandThe Jaguars (5-9) drove 79 yards to draw within 16-13 on Minshew's 6-yard TD pass to Conley.The Raiders tried to run out the clock and got a pair of first-down runs from Josh Jacobs and another from Derek Carr.
“I’m more of an Oakland fan than a Raider fan . So I’m not going to follow the Raiders . I’m signing up for Cal Berkeley season tickets. Oakland and Alameda County taxpayers are still paying millions of dollars for the Coliseum renovation upgrades which brought the Raiders back from Los Angeles in the
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Seemingly everyone showed up feeling the nostalgia. A couple hours after the game, nearly a dozen officers from the Oakland Police Department parked their motorcycles near the logo at midfield and took pictures. At halftime, while Woodson handled the mic and addressed the crowd with roughly three dozen former Raiders in tow, some of the ex-players took selfies on the logo.
Before the game, the crowd roared with an appearance by MC Hammer. You know it doesn’t get much more Oakland than that.
Then there was the tailgate party for the ages. More than three hours before the game, the parking lots were full – and hopping. The beverages flowed, grills sizzled, beats boomed and the bud burned. With perfect weather on their side, Raiders fans partied like there would be no tomorrow.
And no, there won’t be for this exact scene.
“This will never be recreated in Las Vegas. This is Oakland,” said Anthony Billups, an Oakland native who attended his first Raiders game in 1967. “It hurts to see them leave. It’s Oakland all-day.”
The opinions were mixed when it came to the manner of acting on the fandom from here. Some fans maintain they’ll support the team but won’t travel to Las Vegas. Others, like Billups’ pal, Paul Auday, pledge to keep attending games at the “new” home, the $1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium.
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As fans clung to hope that the Raiders would not relocate to Los Angeles for a second time, the team earned a 23-20 overtime win over the Chargers in its 2015 home finale . They had been here before — the team left Oakland for Los Angeles after the 1981 season but returned in 1995.
The Raiders tarped off the seats in 2013 to ensure that at least 85% of seats would be sold within 72 hours of kick-off, enabling their games to be telecast You can’t really blame them : Las Vegas is 550 miles from the Coliseum, and the Raiders have been in Oakland for all but 13 of their 57 seasons.
“I go to Vegas three times a year, anyway,” Auday said.
One of the music-makers at work, DJ Bullo, insists he’ll set up shop in Las Vegas, just as did on Sunday, when he and fellow DJs attracted a crowd by mixing on six turntables emblazoned with the Raiders logo.
“Oakland has the best fans in the world,” Bullo said. “So, this is the last of an era.”
It seems that the rabid fans just deserve better. The last time the Raiders left, to Los Angeles in 1982, they came back after 13 years. But this time it’s for keeps. The move is another manifestation of the cold-blooded nature of the business that is the NFL, which they know all too well in St. Louis. And in San Diego. And a generation ago in Cleveland, and before that, Baltimore.
Franchises move, showing exactly where fan loyalty ranks against the bottom line.
Kudos to Carr for showing up in the Black Hole, boos and all, for a bigger purpose. He gets it.
“Some of those people will never be at a Raider game again,” Carr said. “It’s the last time they will go. You feel for them. It’s weird that you won’t call ‘em the ‘Oakland Raiders.’
“That’s crazy, right?”
Sad, too. The Black Hole just won’t be the same in Vegas.
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Raiders keep playoff hopes alive with victory over Chargers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr threw for 291 yards and a touchdown as the Oakland Raiders kept their playoff hopes alive with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The Raiders (7-8) had slim postseason chances coming into the day, but losses by Pittsburgh and Tennessee have given them renewed hope. They need a win over Denver next week and some help for only their second postseason trip since 2003. Carr completed 26 of 30The Raiders (7-8) had slim postseason chances coming into the day, but losses by Pittsburgh and Tennessee have given them renewed hope. They need a win over Denver next week and some help for only their second postseason trip since 2003.
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